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Keep the Beat: Control Your High Blood Pressure
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Keep the Beat: Control Your High Blood Pressure

Healthy Hearts, Healthy Homes

National Institutes of Health
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
And Office of Research on Minority Health

Contents

Life Is a Treasure. Control Your Blood Pressure
Carlos Learns Important Facts About Blood Pressure
Start a Family Plan for High Blood Pressure Control
My Plan To Prevent or Control High Blood Pressure
My Heart Health Card
Play It Smart, Take Care of Your Heart
Resources

Life Is a Treasure. Control Your Blood Pressure

Did you know that high blood pressure is a problem among Latinos?

  • One in five Latinos has high blood pressure.
  • Only one in five Latinos with high blood pressure has it under control.

Carlos García will show you how he and his family are taking steps to lower their blood pressure.

Carlos García

A Wake Up Call

Carlos says: "The doctor said that I am close to having high blood pressure. If I
want to be around to enjoy my family, I need to start changing my habits now."

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Public Health Service
National Institutes of Health
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
NIH Publication No. 08-6352
June 2008

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